DEGREES IN Medium/Heavy Truck Technician
Medium/Heavy Truck Technician Diploma
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Medium/Heavy Truck Technician Associate of Applied Science
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Why Choose This Program
The growing demand to transport products quickly and safely has created an increase in the need for skilled technicians.
SCTCC's Diesel Technician program is one of four colleges in the state to offer training for maintenance, repair, and diagnostics on medium and heavy-duty trucks and trailers. Students work on customer trucks and trailers in one of the newest Diesel Tech facilities in the state. SCTCC's close proximity to the largest trucking fleet in Minnesota provides many opportunities for learning, training, and careers.
Students will learn skills to manage truck computers, diesel engines, electrical systems, suspension, air-brakes, power train, and emissions. There are also opportunities to learn welding and work with compressed natural gas (CNG) and alternative fuel systems. SCTCC students also have the opportunity to complete the Department of Transportation Vehicle Inspector Certification.
Placement rate from self-reported data of employment in field of study up to one year post graduation. Wage data is from Minnesota Dept. of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
From Degree to Career
When you choose the Medium / Heavy Truck (Diesel Mechanic) program at SCTCC, you’ll gain skills that will directly transfer to the workplace. There are several employers in the St. Cloud area that employ SCTCC Medium / Heavy Truck grads as diesel mechanics, including Anderson Trucking Services, Ziegler Cat, Nuss Truck & Equipment, GATR Truck Center Momentum Truck Group, and more.
At SCTCC, students in our Medium and Heavy Truck Technician degree are taught to demonstrate entry level skills and technical competency to become a diesel mechanic. We equip our students with the skills necessary to succeed in the workforce.
Graduates from our program can demonstrate knowledge of hazardous materials in the workplace and they understand the impact they have on human health and the global environment. Students in our Medium and Heavy Truck Technician degree can even demonstrate proper use of lab facility and maintenance of repair and diagnostic equipment.
After graduation, our students can interpret and utilize manufacturer's data to analyze problems and to make repair decisions as a diesel mechanic. With all the taught skills from SCTCC classrooms, students are certain to find success in their future careers.
- Demonstrate entry level skills and technical competency to become a Medium/Heavy Truck Technician
- Demonstrate knowledge of hazardous materials in the workplace and the impact they have on human health and global environment
- Demonstrate proper use of lab facility and maintenance of repair and diagnostic equipment
- Interpret and utilize manufacturer's data to analyze problems and to make repair decisions
After graduating from SCTCC, Medium and Heavy Truck Technicians will want to consider specializing in one phase of the field to apply their skills as a diesel mechanic. There are various areas students can choose from, so all our graduates are certain to find the career path right for them.
Students can utilize their skills to work in component rebuilding, diagnostics, and preventative maintenance.
At SCTCC, we even offer an AAS degree and students who graduate with that honor can have career opportunities as diesel mechanics, shop supervisors, or even as dealer and factory representatives.
A day in the life of an SCTCC Medium and Heavy Truck Technician consists of working as a shop supervisor for companies like Ziegler Cat and utilizing skills taught in our classrooms.
After graduating, medium/heavy truck technicians will want to consider specializing in one phase of the field, such as:
- Engine or Powertrain Component Rebuild
- Emissions or Fuel System Diagnostics
- Preventive Maintenance and Chassis Repair
Grads with an AAS degree will have opportunities as:
- Medium/Heavy truck technicians
- Diesel Mechanics
- Shop supervisors
- Dealer and factory representatives
Our graduates have had the honor to stay close and serve local Minnesotan companies. Students have utilized their skills to work for Momentum Truck Group and GATR Truck Center.
You can even find students from our Medium and Heavy Truck Technician program working for big companies such as Anderson Trucking Services, Ziegler Cat, Nuss Truck and Equipment, and Hoglund Bus Company.
Students have found employers with Maney International Inc., BNSF Railway, and ISD 318 - Grand Rapids School District. With a degree from our program, you are certain to find a job you love, working for a company that fulfills your career goals.
- Anderson Trucking Services
- Ziegler Cat
- Nuss Truck & Equipment
- Momentum Truck Group
- GATR Truck Center
- Hoglund Bus Company
- Maney International Inc.
- BNSF Railway
- ISD 318 - Grand Rapids School District
The Medium and Heavy Truck Technician program at SCTCC is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF), 101 Blue Seal Drive, Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175, (703) 669-6650, www.natef.org
The Medium and Heavy Truck Technician program is ASE Certified and our graduates are prepared for the Automotive Service Excellence examinations.
Ready to Take the Next Step?
Are you ready to learn more about the Medium/Heavy Truck Technician program and being a student at SCTCC? Visit SCTCC for a tour or an information session.
Connect with the SCTCC Admissions team:
- Call us at 320-308-5089
- Email us at email@example.com
- On campus Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Paying for College
Students choose SCTCC for a lot of reasons, but saving money is one reason we hear from almost every student at SCTCC. We’ve got a breakdown of the costs for the program, along with information on financial aid and scholarships.
In addition to tuition and fees, students can expect to pay $4926-$5186 for books, supplies, and materials.
The following scholarships are specifically for students in the Medium/Heavy Truck program:
- Bob Kiess Memorial
- Central MN Truck Association
- Freightliner of St. Cloud
- Minnesota Trucking Association
- North Central Bus
Apply just once, and students are considered for all SCTCC Scholarships available. SCTCC Scholarships
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